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East Africa

The Birthplace of Safari

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East Africa is home to two of Africa’s most popular safari destinations – Kenya and Tanzania – along with gorilla encounters in the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda, and the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. You can find out more about some of East Africa’s best experiences here, a round-up of our clients’ reviews and our own extensive travels in the region.
If you’ve ever daydreamed about seeing African wildlife, chances are you were picturing an East Africa Safari in your mind. This is the Africa of rolling plains, lone acacia trees and thundering hooves. It’s the setting for classic tales of African romance from ‘Out of Africa’ to ‘I dreamed of Africa’ and home to some of the most indulgent safari accommodation anywhere.

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Serengeti

Maasai Mara

Ngorongoro Crater

Tarangire

Zanzibar

Amboseli

Our Safaris

7 Days Discover Wonders of Tanzania

Our Ultimate Wonders of Tanzania safari is truly an adventure of a lifetime, designed to maximise your experience in the African bush and among native peoples…..

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10 Days Amboseli and Maasai Mara Safari

The Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari combines two of Kenya’s most iconic parks in the form of Amboseli and the Masai Mara, a feast for the senses & a visual experience

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9 Days Tanzania Luxury Fly In Safari

A Soul of Tanzania Safari Holidays and Travel Package is specifically designed to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration……

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6 Days Treasures of Tanzania

This safari captures the very best of East Africa. You will explore the rugged landscape of Tarangire, a unique safari backdrop with rolling grasslands, vibrant swamps and forests of enigmatic baobab..

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12 Days Kenya Bush and Beach Family Safari

tart your Kenyan family safari in Nairobi; the vibrant, exciting place and Africa’s fourth-largest city. You and your family/friends will explore Nairobi’s cafe culture

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9 Days Kilimanjaro Summit Climbing – Lemosho Route

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. On this 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu

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Climb the Highest Peak in Africa

MOUNT KILIMANJARO

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Best time to climb Kilimanjaro

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Acclimatization

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Kenya & Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania is a top tourist destination in Africa that highlights globally-known parks and stirring wildlife phenomena. The country is in East Africa where The Great Wildebeest migration occurs. About 38% of Tanzania’s land is conservation areas, which homes countless animals and plant species. This magical part of the continent possesses numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well. Six of them are on the mainland, and one is in Zanzibar. One of the sites is the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and a staple destination for millions of climbers, hikers, and adventurers. Another top attraction in Tanzania is the Serengeti National Parkwhere thousands of tourists follow the great migration of animals. Ngorongoro conservation area, Selous Game Reserve, and Stone Town join the list of UNESCO Wolrd Heritage sites in Tanzania, each with unique charm and characteristics that lure numerous visitors from different parts of the planet every year. June to October is the best time to head to Tanzania for wildlife viewing due to a dry climate and preferable weather. The Great Migrationhappens between June to July, while the calving season lasts from January to February. Tanzania offers unending attractions and adventures. Tons of top African attractions are here which you can easily explore even if you have a limited amount of time.

The Safari Experience

Dancing with Flamingos

The Rift Valley Lakes of East Africa provide the incredible spectacle of immense flocks of flamingos gathering to feed and breed on these otherwise inhospitable stretches of sodic water. The juxtaposition of their delicate pink plumage and the almost lunar landscapes is a photographer’s dream, and makes for an unforgettable flamingo safari, and one of Kenya and Tanzania’s best safari experiences

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Soaring Over The Serengeti

Serengeti balloon safaris in northern Tanzania offer a thrilling adventure. You’re suspended in a wicker basket above the plains of East Africa with the sun peeping over the horizon and a waking wilderness below you. This is game viewing like you’ve never experienced it before – one of Tanzania’s best safari experiences.

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FAQ

Our website contains all you need to know to start researching your Tanzania adventure. We keep it as informative as possible, but it is always worth getting in touch directly, by email or telephone. As with any destination, things change and the excellent deals we get from our suppliers vary from week to week, which means your best source of information, travel advice, and recommendations will always be our expert consultants.

Eyes On Serengeti is our new itinerary-building which gives you the freedom to explore your options online before speaking to an expert. It is an excellent tool for you to get an instant price for your dream trip before you work with a Tanzania expert to fine-tune it and make it a reality.

Our Planning safari Guide to Tanzania is a good place to start if you are in the initial research stage of your planning. It provides a brief overview of what a Tanzania holiday has to offer, a few of our favorite things about Tanzania, and how the experts here at Tanzania Odyssey can craft an itinerary to suit your special interests and expectations.

The majority of Tanzania’s wildlife is resident year-round, so safari experiences and wildlife viewing can be fantastic year-round. However, April and May can be rainy and are probably best avoided – especially if you are also planning time on the beach. Generally, the best time for dry-season wildlife viewing is from July – October. However, The Great Migration is exceptional in February, as this is calving season, so there are definitely exceptions to this rule! We cannot stress enough that the most effective way to find the best itinerary to suit you is for you to call us and discuss.

Zanzibar: Most people visit the island of Zanzibar after their Tanzania safari. Zanzibar has a huge variety of boutique hotels to suit a range of tastes and budgets, with a similarly wide range of activities, including diving. The island does mostly conform to the Indian Ocean idyll that its name suggests, although some beaches are tidal, so it is worth doing a bit of research on our Zanzibar beaches page before setting your heart on a specific beach resort. Stone Town is also a great non-beach town to explore whilst staying on the island.

Tanzania experiences two dry seasons, lasting from January to March and June to September. If you’re coming to Tanzania for the sublime array of wildlife then we recommend timing your visit with either of the dry seasons. The reason being that the vegetation is less dense, so game viewing is somewhat easier and animals tend to head to commonly known waterholes, rivers, and lakes for refreshment.
The second dry season from June to September is the most popular time to visit Tanzania. So if you want the great weather and easily found wildlife but fewer crowds, maybe plan to visit between January and March.

April to May and October to November mark the rainy seasons in Tanzania. The first rainy season, from April to May is seen as the heaviest and a raincoat is a must-have. The second, from October to November, then sees lighter rainfall.
The rainy seasons can be a beautiful time to visit as the vegetation is at its most lush and green. Rainfall tends to fall in short showers, interspersed with bursts of sunshine, which can make for some excellent photography. April to May is also the low season in Tanzania, so parks are usually less crowded and rates for accommodation and tours can be lower.

If you’re visiting the vast Serengeti, time your visit with the second dry season from June to September to experience the annual highlight of the great migration. This epic natural event sees millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate north to the Masai Mara in Kenya from July to November.

This is also a great time to visit if you’re looking to do a combined safari to Tanzania and Kenya. But if you’re looking to avoid the crowds the migration brings, visit the Serengeti in the first dry season from January to March, which is also the wildebeest calving season.

Wildlife viewing inside the Ngorongoro Crater is excellent year-round. However in the dry seasons, from January to March and June to September, the grass on the crater floor is short – making Africa’s iconic wildlife much easier to spot.

If you are looking to climb Kilimanjaro then there are a few things to bear in mind. The warmest months are January and February, however these also bring with them the largest numbers of trekkers. By March through to May the rains come making trekking potentially more challenging – however there are considerably less people on the mountain.
June to August then see colder temperatures but less rain and September and October are fairly dry with pleasant temperatures. November to December see the rains return but the temperatures are still quite mild. Despite what the daytime temperature is, it gets cold at night on the mountain and naturally the closer you are to the summit the colder it will be.

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